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High Court surprised over filing of false cases by Rajarbagh pir syndicate

A syndicate, led by a pir, files 49 false cases against one man after failing to grab his land

Update : 12 Sep 2021, 04:58 PM

The High Court on Sunday expressed its surprise over the filing of 49 false cases by Rajarbagh pir (saint) syndicate against a person, allegedly after failing to grab his land.

"Just look at the works of this pir sahib. How a pir syndicate is torturing and harassing ordinary people in the name of religion! When only one case can ruin the whole life of a person and they have filed this many cases against one person! This is a serious matter," the court said.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with the observation while hearing a writ petition filed in this regard. 

The court adjourned the hearing for a week, saying it would look into the matter seriously.

Advocate Emdadul Haque Basir moved the plea before the court, while Deputy Attorney General Bipul Baghmar stood for the state.

The victim Ekramul Ahsan Kanchan, a Shantinagar resident,  filed the writ on June 7, 2021, pleading for the court's direction to look into the plaintiffs of these 49 alleged false cases. 

He also sought the court's direction for compensation.

Forty officials concerned, including the home secretary, the inspector general of police (IGP), additional inspector general of police (SB), additional inspector general of police (CID), director general of RAB, and DMP commissioner were made respondents in the writ.

The High Court, on June 14, had asked the CID to identify the complainants of the cases and also directed the police to take a photocopy of NID of a complainant at the police station while filing the case.

According to the court documents, Kanchon's ancestral house is situated just behind the Rajarbagh dargah sharif. 

After his father's death in 1995, his mother, one brother, and a sister became murid (follower) of the pir. 

The pir took some parts of their land in the name of expanding the dargah sharif. But Kanchan and his brother, Dr Kamrul Ahsan Badol, did not agree to give up their part of ancestral land.

As the pir syndicate failed to take Kanchon under their control, they started filing false cases against him across the country.

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